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Vintage Framed Prints (Each)

R720.00

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Vintage Framed Prints (Each)

R720.00

In all my years of treasure hunting I’ve never come across anything quite like the pair of framed prints that we have for sale today, and after spending ages looking for information about them online, I have to think that they’re fairly rare – I couldn’t find anything even vaguely similar online! Aside from the style of illustration that seems to reference both turn of the nineteenth century art nouveau, and the free love movement of the 1960s, the material that the artworks are printed onto is also really unusual – it looks like fibreglass! Really! When I found the prints they were in a terrible state (and yet foolishly I still paid a pretty penny for them!), so we had to take them out of their frames and clean off the mould (yes mould!). We also repainted the frames and gave them new backings.

You can still see some wear to the prints, but I think as they stand now they’ll last for a good many years to come, so even if we don’t know anything about their past, at least we know we’ve preserved them for the future.

A really unusual, and very attractive pair of framed prints that should make for great conversation pieces!

Dimensions: Each frame measures 67cm tall x 53cm wide

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Cathy
2 months 7 days ago

Possibly in the style of Aubrey Beardsley . ?! Although less erotic 😉

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2 months 7 days ago

I know, they did remind me of Aubrey Beardsley – there’s something quite art nouveau about them. But I don’t think they are by Beardsley, do you Cathy?

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2 months 6 days ago

One of our regular Minters, Tanja Pearce, has solved the mystery of the artist! Thanks Tanja! They were produced in the 1970s by Australian artist, Helen Horvath:

http://helenhorvathart.blogspot.co.za/2015/09/hippie-drawings-downunder.html

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Cathy
2 months 4 days ago

Very interesting read